The iconic Eden Project was used for the shooting of The Day of the Triffids will be broadcast on BBC One on Monday and Tuesday, December 28 and 29, at 9pm.
The Rainforest Biome is a a stand-in for the Congolese jungle and features as the setting for Bill Masen’s flashbacks to his first encounter with the deadly triffids
The adaptation of the John Wyndham novel boasts an all-star cast including Joely Richardson, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Izzard and Dougray Scott.
As well as being a filming location, Eden also served as inspiration for production designer Joel Collins, whose previous credits include The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Son of Rambow. When designing the triffid itself in March last year, Joel came to Eden looking for inspiration and found it in the sinister visage of one of the project’s plants.
Susan Hill, Eden’s marketing director, told D+CFilm: ‘We’re really looking forward to what promises to be a great piece of sci-fi action and to see how the Eden Project jungle handles one of its most high-profile roles to date. With the biggest tract of rainforest outside the tropics, Eden was the natural choice for the producers and we enjoyed hosting a ‘triffidly’ exciting day of filming.’
â€¢ The Day of the Triffids will be broadcast on BBC One on December 28 and 29 at 9pm.
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